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Match awards from Germany’s 7-1 win against Latvia

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Germany will head to EUROs in good spirit and even greater confidence

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Jersey swap: Aleksejs Saveljevs

In general, not a single player from Latvia deserved the award, but since Saveljevs scored the only goal, he kinda deserved the honorary award. Although, Latvia’s goal could have easily been prevented if only Kroos continued to press him and if Sane continued his run towards him. If the scoreline was different, we probably could have heard Kimmich scream at both of them.

Der Kaiser: Mats Hummels

It was very difficult to choose which player deserved this award since every defender played well today. Almost every player contributed a lot to Germany’s attacking play. Robin Gosens, for example, scored a goal and had an assist to his name, but for me, Hummels deserved the award just a bit more. He was consistent throughout the match and also made a brilliant assist for Serge Gnabry’s goal. In the second half, he often found himself in the final third of the pitch and had a couple of decent chances.

Fußballgott: Ilkay Gundogan

The German midfielder controlled most of Germany’s attacks and generally dictated the tempo of the match while he was on the pitch. Germany’s attack looks a lot more versatile and creative when he is playing. He also managed to score a goal today. Hopefully, he continues his marvelous form for Germany in EUROs as well.

Der Bomber: Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz had an impressive night. He was subbed at halftime, but if Low played him more, I’m sure that he could have won the Meister of the match. He combined wonderfully with Thomas Muller and made tons of good chances. Having both of them on the pitch improves Germany’s attacking creativity, as both of them have a similar playing style — to an extent. Havertz finished the match with two assists and one potential goal. Although, his goal could be counted as an own-goal as well.

Meister of the Match: Thomas Muller

Bayern Munich’s attacker had an amazing performance tonight. He was much more creative than in Germany’s last match. He combined well with his attacking teammates. He had at least 6 or 7 key passes and was incredibly useful for Germany’s attack. He finished the match with a goal and an assist, but if Havertz’s goal counts, he gets another assist for that goal too. Great outing for the Raumdeuter, and hopefully, we’ll see more performances like these at the EUROs.